Friday Feb 12, 2021

"Kindering STRONG— Innovating during the pandemic to support children with Autism Spectrum Disorders"

Lisa Greenwald

CEO Kindering

Introduced by: Colleen Turner

Kindering, primary beneficiary of the BBRC’s All In for Autism Run, has served the community for nearly 60 years. With a mission to “embrace children of diverse abilities and their families by providing the finest education and therapies to nurture hope, courage, and the skills to soar,” the goal of every Kindering program and service is to help children of all abilities reach their fullest potential. The past year and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all of us in ways we could never have imagined, but thanks to incredible staff, generous supporters, organization-wide innovation and an unrelenting commitment to those we serve, Kindering remains a one-of-a-kind resource for children, families, and our community.

This morning, Dr. Lisa Greenwald, Kindering CEO, will provide updates on Kindering’s services in 2020 and beyond, explore autism specific programs and services at Kindering, and share innovations that will outlast the pandemic. Dr. Greenwald is joined by Savannah Slone, Kindering alumni parent and now also a staff member, who will share her family’s story.

About the Speaker

Lisa Greenwald is the Chief Executive Officer at Kindering, a comprehensive not-for-profit Neurodevelopmental Center of Excellence in Washington state. Prior to serving as its CEO, Lisa started with Kindering as a speech-language pathologist in 2001 and served as its Chief Program Officer for many years. She is also a proud parent to a Kindering alum. Lisa holds a PhD in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas, an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University, and has been a speech-language pathologist since 1997. She holds a governor-appointed seat on the State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) and serves on its executive steering committee, data committee, and personnel and training committee.